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Winter Snow Spree

Celebrate family, snow and all things winter at our Snow Spree on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 7:00-8:30PM. Carousel Acres will be flying over a live reindeer who will be visiting with us outside and the fine folks from Dan Dan the Choo Choo Man will be giving train rides in our front loop, so please dress for the weather! Then, come inside and warm up with some hot chocolate, stories, crafts and more. No registration required.

Saturday STEM - Circulatory System

Mix up a little science, some technology, engineering and math and what do you get? A fun way for families and children in grades 2-5 to learn new things. Learn about the circulatory system and how blood travels through the body. Saturday November 7, from 2:00-3:00 PM in the Purple Room. Registration is required.

December Minecraft

Two different times for two different age groups! The Canton Public Library is expanding it's Minecraft offerings! Participate in themed-builds in Creative Mode with your friends, collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Demo, Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server. Registration is required.

For kids ages 7-10 years old: Wednesday, December 9, from 1:30-3:00 pm in the Computer iLab

For kids ages 11-18 years old: Saturday, December 19, from 2:00-3:30 PM in the Computer iLab

October Minecraft for Kids

Two different times for two different age groups! The Canton Public Library is expanding it's Minecraft offerings! Participate in themed-builds in Creative Mode with your friends, collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Demo, Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server. Registration is required.

For kids ages 7-10 years old: Friday, October 30, from 1:30-3:00 PM in the Computer iLab

For kids ages 11-13 years old: Saturday, October 10, from 2:00-3:30 PM in the Computer iLab

Saturday STEM Science: Spooky Science

Mix up a little science, some technology, engineering and math and what do you get? A fun way for families and children in grades 2-5 to learn new things. Join us as we use the scientific method to ask a question, do a little research, make a guess, do an experiment, and discuss the results. Saturday, October 24, from 2:00-3:00 PM in the Purple Room. Registration is required.
Photo credit from Propnomicon

Family Reading Night: Space

Celebrate World Space Week at our Family Reading Night on Tuesday, October 6, from 7:00-8:00 PM. Attendees, ages 4-8, will hear space themed stories, participate in a series of activities, and receive a free book to add to their own personal library. Registration begins September 24.

Saturday STEM Science: Geology

Mix up a little science, some technology, engineering and math and what do you get? A fun way for families and children in grades 2-5 to learn new things. Join us as we use the scientific method to ask a question, do a little research, make a guess, do an experiment, and discuss the results. Saturday, September 26, from 2:00-3:00 PM in the Purple Room. Registration is required.

September Minecraft for Kids

Two different times for two different age groups! The Canton Public Library is expanding it's Minecraft offerings! Participate in themed-builds in Creative Mode with your friends, collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Demo, Playstation and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server. Registration is required.

For kids ages 7-10 years old: Saturday, September 12, from 1:30-3:00 PM in the Computer iLab

For kids ages 11-13 years old: Tuesday, September 22, from 4:00-5:30 PM in the Computer iLab

Hot Kids Series

Be prepared for the continuation of your favorite series with these upcoming releases. We've ordered them so they'll be here soon. Place your holds now for Captain Underpants, Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, and Rick Riordan's newest book featuring Norse mythology. We'll contact you when your copy arrives.

Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts: Immortal Guardians by Eliot Schrefer -- Publication scheduled for August 11, 2015


Amphitrite the bubbly by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams-- Publication scheduled for August 18, 2015


Auggie & me: three wonder stories by R.J. Palacio Publication scheduled for August 18, 2015


Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks- A-Lot: the twelfth epic novel by Dav Pilkey— Publication scheduled for August 25, 2015

Touch a Truck


Automobile enthusiasts young and old are invited to touch a truck on Wednesday, August 5 from 10:00-11:30 AM. We’ll have a fire truck, ambulance, police cruiser and more. No registration required.

Poetry Novels for Middle-Grade Readers

When thinking of books of poetry, most people think of Shel Silverstein, Clement Clarke Moore's The Night Before Christmas, or nursery rhymes. But there's a wealth of other options. Here are some novel length books written in free verse, which is non-rhyming and does not have a regular meter or flow.
This is just a sampling, with more novels in verse available through our catalog.

The crossover by Kwame Alexander


Heartbeat by Sharon Creech


Inside out & back again by Thanhha Lai


Looking for me by Betsy R. Rosenthal

Musically "Note"able Teen Fiction

Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin — A teenaged guitarist in a rock band deals with loss and anger as he relates the events that landed him in a juvenile detention center.

Audrey, wait! by Robin Benway — California high school student Audrey Cuttler dumps self-involved Evan, the lead singer of a little band called The Do-Gooders. Evan writes, "Audrey, Wait!", a break-up song that's so good it rockets up the billboard charts. And Audrey is suddenly famous! Now rabid fans are invading her school and the Internet is documenting her every move!

Nick & Norah's infinite playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan — It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who's just walked in to his band's show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City--and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date.

Mistaken or Assumed Identities for Teens

People don’t always need a stage and a spotlight to play a role. Whether it’s a case of mistaken identity, trying to become someone they aren’t, or maybe serving as a spy, people don't need a stage to assume new identities.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore — In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.


What happened to goodbye by Sarah Dessen — Seventeen-year-old Mclean begins to lose sight of who she really is after she tries to reinvent herself at each school she attends after her parents' divorce and her father moves her from town to town.


Openly straight by Bill Konigsberg — Tired of being known as "the gay kid", Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite Massachusetts prep school--but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences.

Middle School Mysteries

These great middle school mysteries are available as audiobooks or printed copies. Listen to them for the Sleuth It: eLectrified badge, or read them for the Sleuth It: Super Bookworm Badge.

Hold fast [sound recording] by Blue Balliett —  On a cold winter day in Chicago, Early's father disappeared and now she, her mother and her brother have been forced to flee their apartment and join the ranks of the homeless and it is up to Early to hold her family together and solve the mystery surrounding her father

Also available in print.

Imagination and Innovation in Picture Books

It's only Stanley by Jon Agee —  Very strange noises that keep awakening the Wimbledon family one night have an even stranger source.


Rosie Revere, engineer by Andrea Beaty ; illustrated by David Roberts —  A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure.


Journey by Aaron Becker —  Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor.